New Zealand Potato Named ‘Doug’ Just Might Be The World’s Biggest

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They’ve named the potato Doug, after the way it was unearthed, and Colin even built a small cart to tow Doug around.“We put a hat on him. An amateur brewer, Colin said he’s keen to turn Doug into a nice drop of potato vodka.  Donna describes its appearance as more of an ugly, mutant look.But it’s quite possibly the largest potato on record. We put him on Facebook, taking him for a walk, giving him some sunshine,” Doug said. “It’s all a bit of fun. It’s amazing what entertains people.”A more official weigh-in at a local farming store put Doug at 7.8 kg.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin’s hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil’s surface.

As the couple knelt down and began digging around the object, Colin wondered if it was some kind of strange fungal growth, a giant puffball. After Colin pried it out with his garden fork, he scratched away a bit of the skin and tasted it.

A potato.

“We couldn’t believe it,” Donna said. “It was just huge.”

And not exactly pretty. Donna describes its appearance as more of an ugly, mutant look.

But it’s quite possibly the largest potato on record....

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